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Mr. Dewey

1850                Gallery on Market Street, over Mr. Allen’s Drug Store, Lewistown, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Dewey is first recorded in an announcement on October 18, 1850 in the Lewistown Gazette (Lewistown, Pennsylvania).  Mr. Dewey has taken rooms above Mr. Allen’s drug store, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses in the most beautiful style, at very low rates.

He is next recorded in an advertisement that ran on October 18, 1850 in the Lewistown Gazette (Lewistown, Pennsylvania).  Jenny Lind, Or Her Daguerreotype From Life, Can be seen by calling at Dewey Gallery, over Mr. Allen’s Drug Store, Market street, and while there you can get a good Daguerreotype of yourself for $1.50, and warranted no counterfeit.

Call and see Jenny and our specimens, as we will remain but a few days.  Hours from 8 to 5.

Mr. Dewey is not listed in other photographic directories as being active in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, a B. F. Dewey is listed in 1849 in Bellefonte which is about 30 miles away it is possible that they are the same person.